Need to refresh your belief that the US legal system is dysfunctional? (Or, I guess more appropriately, idiots can take advantage of it) Check this out:
Someone is suing Apple because their music players can be loud. They have the potential to cause damage to his hearing. But, it hasn’t done that yet. Just in case he’s starting his lawsuit in the hopes of it becoming a class action, for the good of the people.
I think we should have a special place for people like this where everything that’s normally common sense gets explained to them slowly as they perform any task. “Watch out, that coffee could be hot!” “Don’t turn that up too loud, it could damage your hearing!” “Don’t stick that fork in your eye, it might hurt!” They’ll be almost like mental institutions but it’s where someone gets sent if they bring a frivolous lawsuit and lose.